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Super Friends: Season 5: Episode 1 -- First, the "Outlaws of Orion" imprison the Super Friends on a bogus charge. Then, the Wonder Twins are in danger when an evil genie offers them "Three Wishes." Lastly, the Super Friends battle a horde of giant insect led by "Scorpio."


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Release Date:
8 September 1973 (USA) See more »
The greatest of the DC Comics superheroes work together to uphold the good with the help of some young proteges. Full summary »
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 (Series Cast [9])
Sherry Alberoni ... Wendy / ... (16 episodes, 1973)

Norman Alden ... Aquaman / ... (16 episodes, 1973)
Danny Dark ... Superman / ... (16 episodes, 1973)

Shannon Farnon ... Wonder Woman / ... (16 episodes, 1973)

Casey Kasem ... Robin / ... (16 episodes, 1973)

Ted Knight ... Narrator / ... (16 episodes, 1973)
Olan Soule ... Batman / ... (16 episodes, 1973)

Frank Welker ... Marvin / ... (16 episodes, 1973)
John Stephenson ... Alien / ... (13 episodes, 1973)

Series Directed by
Charles A. Nichols (16 episodes, 1973)
Series Writing credits
Fred Freiberger (16 episodes, 1973)
Willie Gilbert (16 episodes, 1973)
Bernie Kahn (16 episodes, 1973)
Dick Robbins (16 episodes, 1973)
Ken Rotcop (16 episodes, 1973)
Henry Sharp (16 episodes, 1973)
Arthur Weiss (16 episodes, 1973)
Marshall Williams (16 episodes, 1973)

Jack Cole (unknown episodes)
Gardner Fox (unknown episodes)
Mort Weisinger (unknown episodes)

Series Produced by
Joseph Barbera .... executive producer (16 episodes, 1973)
William Hanna .... executive producer (16 episodes, 1973)
Lewis Marshall .... associate producer (16 episodes, 1973)
Iwao Takamoto .... creative producer / producer (16 episodes, 1973)
Series Original Music by
Hoyt Curtin (unknown episodes)
Will Schaefer (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Joed Eaton .... post-production supervisor (16 episodes, 1973)

Victor O. Schipek .... production supervisor (unknown episodes)
Series Art Department
Bernard Atkins .... story director (16 episodes, 1973)
Chuck Couch .... story director (16 episodes, 1973)
George Dane .... story director (16 episodes, 1973)
Clark Haas .... story director (16 episodes, 1973)
George Singer .... story director (16 episodes, 1973)
Irv Spector .... story director (16 episodes, 1973)
Howard Swift .... story director (16 episodes, 1973)
Series Sound Department
Sam Gemette .... sound effects editor (16 episodes, 1973)
Bill Getty .... sound director (16 episodes, 1973)
Terry Moore .... sound effects editor (16 episodes, 1973)
Richard Olson .... sound director (16 episodes, 1973)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Joe Dugonics .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1973)
Wayne Smith .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1973)
Series Animation Department
Jerry Eisenberg .... character designer (16 episodes, 1973)
Al Gmuer .... background stylist (16 episodes, 1973)
Fernando Montealegre .... background stylist (16 episodes, 1973)
Alex Toth .... character designer / animation supervisor (16 episodes, 1973)
Rudy Zamora .... animation supervisor (11 episodes, 1973)
Jim Davis .... animator (5 episodes, 1973)
Dick Dunn .... animator (5 episodes, 1973)
Cam Ford .... animator (5 episodes, 1973)
Peter Gardiner .... animator (5 episodes, 1973)
Sue Gilcrist .... animator (5 episodes, 1973)
Gerry Grabner .... animator (5 episodes, 1973)
Richard Jones .... animator (5 episodes, 1973)
Cynthia Leech .... animator (5 episodes, 1973)
Graham Liney .... background artist (5 episodes, 1973)
Ray Nowland .... animator (5 episodes, 1973)
Vivien Ray .... animator (5 episodes, 1973)
Joe Shearer .... animator (5 episodes, 1973)
Robbert Smit .... layout artist (5 episodes, 1973)
Stan Walker .... animator (5 episodes, 1973)
Monty Wedd .... layout artist (5 episodes, 1973)
Series Editorial Department
Larry C. Cowan .... supervising film editor (16 episodes, 1973)
William E. DeBoer .... negative consultant (16 episodes, 1973)
Series Music Department
Richard C. Allen .... music editor (16 episodes, 1973)
Hoyt Curtin .... musical director (16 episodes, 1973)
Paul DeKorte .... music supervisor (16 episodes, 1973)
Series Other crew
E. Nelson Bridwell .... consultant (16 episodes, 1973)
Wally Burr .... dialogue director (16 episodes, 1973)
Carmine Infantino .... consultant (16 episodes, 1973)
Iraj Paran .... titles (16 episodes, 1973)
Julius Schwartz .... consultant (16 episodes, 1973)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Challenge of the Super Friends" - USA (alternative title)
"Super Friends: The Legendary Super Powers Show" - USA (alternative title)
"The All New Super Friends Hour" - USA (alternative title)
"The Super Powers Team: Galactic Guardians" - USA (alternative title)
"The Worlds Greatest Super Friends" - USA (alternative title)
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60 min (16 episodes) | Argentina:60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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The characters of Plastic Man and Green Arrow made their first animated appearances on this show.See more »
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Narrator:Meanwhile, at the Hall of Justice...
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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
"Meanwhile, back at the Hall of Justice...", 9 January 2003
Author: grendelkhan from Xanadu

Ah, the Super Friends. Anyone who grew up in the 70's and calls themselves a comic book fan has a special place in their heart for this show; the first cartoon to depict the Justice League of America (well, apart from the Filmation cartoons, but they didn't have the big guns of Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman in the JLA cartoons). Some hated it because it was watered down, with no memorable villains. Other enjoyed its charm and goofy fun. Some of us were glad to see any show with superheroes.

Now, in the 70's, the networks didn't allow much in the ways of violence in cartoons (except for Bugs and company), so we didn't get any slobberknockers with the bad guys. Still, there were memorable conflicts, with some creativity involved. Yeah, most of the "villains" were misguided and not evil, but there was fun to be had.

Some of my personal favorites were the GEEC episode, where a computer controls all of man's machines, only to go haywire when a mouse gets inside it; The planet-splitting episode, where Superman's origin is retold; the Gulliver episode, where everyone is reduced to the size of a doll; and the episode with the Flash.

The series went out of its way to present environmental issues, moral dilemmas, and other thought-provoking conflicts. It had far greater educational value than the "commercial" cartoons of the 80's and was far more entertaining than most. Yes, Wendy and Marvin were annoying at times, but they did have some value. I'll take them over the Wonder Twins any day. Besides, Marvin made it into Alex Ross' Kingdom Come.

If you wanted action in the 70's, you had to find Jonny Quest reruns or catch Speed Racer in syndication. The Super Friends would suffice until something better came along. It took two more series, but arrive it did; and, it still carried the name, Super Friends.

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